QESounds has released Aqueous, a new Kontakt-format sample library, for ambient and atmosphere sound designers featuring 2,659 single-shot sounds, based on water based source sounds. There are typical water sounds, pitch shifted water sounds, time stretched water sounds and heavily processed water sounds. Drips, plops, container hits, gurgles, water pouring - acoustic and hydrophone recordings.
Aqueous features Version 3 Scripted SoundTools, which updates SoundTools to include 50+ additional IRs, Custom GUI, 4 modes of envelope assignment (global, global preset, individual key preset and sequenced key envelope assignments), a virtual layer of assignable 3 position modwheel crossfades, a virtual layer of assignable 3 deep layering with volume and panning control, and the ability to control the stereo image width/pan/channel swap for each key on an individual basis - all this in addition to convolution, global 3 band EQ, Hi/Lo cut filters and global stereo image control. Virtual Layer Remapping has been promoted to the Multi level (VLRM) - allowing the user to create a virtual layer of up to 128 keys: each assignable to any KS/Note across up to 16 instruments (it works w/ AR1/2/3/4Fx as well.)
Aqueous includes container hits, drips, plops, gurgles and miscellaneous instruments/kits as well as 12 processed instruments based on the same processing techniques as the ARFx series. There are a total of 28 instruments with typically 88 sounds per instrument/kit.
The techniques used to alter the sounds include pitch/time stretching, convolution, x-fading, sample reverse, spectral morphing, EQ, AM, stereo image manipulation and various other means (no granular synthesis or re-synthesis were used.)
Price: The Pro Version (24 bit/44.1Khz/Stereo) is $89.95 and the regular DL version (16 bit/44.1KHz/Stereo) is $59.95. The Pro version is also available on DVD on a special request basis.